Mike Diver

Gaming

‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.21.16
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Mike Diver
10.12.16
Gaming

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other—but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
Mike Diver
9.20.16
Gaming

‘Pro Evo 2017’ Shows That the Beautiful Game Can Play Dirty

Konami's kicking sim will forever remain the underdog versus FIFA, but there's a lot to be said for its purity and physical punch.
Mike Diver
9.14.16
Gaming

An Overdue Apology to the Outgoing PlayStation Vita

I never loved you like I should, until it was too late.
Mike Diver
9.8.16
Gaming

‘No Man’s Sky’ Designer Sean Murray on New Gaming Horizons and Never Giving Up

VICE meets the man at the heart of one of 2016's biggest video games, to learn about stresses and relief, hopes and hardships.
Mike Diver
8.10.16
Gaming

An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and 'Sonic Mania' lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver
8.5.16
Gaming

I Can’t Keep ‘Headlander’ Out of My Mind

The stylish sci-fi game is scratching a metroidvania itch that I never knew I had.
Mike Diver
8.3.16
Gaming

Damn, It Feels Good Being John Marston Again

Even though I know how it all ends for him, walking in the boots of one of Rockstar's finest creations remains a singular thrill the second time.
Mike Diver
7.26.16
Gaming

Meet the Man on a Mission to Make the Worst Video Game Ever

Sos Sosowski's Mosh Pit Simulator is a broken, buggy mess of a game. And that's OK, as we find out in a conversation with the uniquely minded Polish developer.
Mike Diver
6.30.16
Gaming

Why ‘Sensible Soccer’ Is Still Gaming’s Friendliest Soccer Sim

It's almost 25 years old, but 'Sensi' remains the most accessible and user-friendly soccer game around.
Mike Diver
5.26.16
Gaming

‘Star Fox Zero’ Is a Lesson in the Value of Patience

PlatinumGames has a fine reputation in the action genre—but their spin on the adventures of Nintendo's famous fox fights against its own unnatural controls.
Mike Diver
4.21.16
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